"I think we're a lot closer," coach Dennis Allen said. "Obviously the record doesn't say so. We all recognize that at the end of the day this is a production business. We understand that you are what your record says you are. But I also know there's a lot of areas where this football team has improved."
Whether the improvement is enough to bring Allen back for a third season may not be determined until after the final three games. Allen said he and general manager Reggie McKenzie remain in lockstep in their vision for the franchise and said he is worried about beating Kansas City on Sunday,China NFL Jerseys, not his own status.